Don Spector, professor of physics, was quoted in the Canandaigua Daily Messenger article “Clock chaos” from the April 5 edition. The story identified the advantages, such as reduced energy use, and disadvantages, namely sleepiness and schedules thrown off, of daylight saving time.
Spector said that if we didn't change the clocks, the sun would be rising here in the Finger Lakes around 4:30 a.m. on the summer's longest days. “It's really a social convention,” he said. “What time does school start? When does work start?”